Beaufort 1-08 Templenoe 0-13
On a glorious sunny evening in Beaufort these teams lined out, both needing some extra points, as the County League enters it’s latter stages, this being round 8. It was Templenoe that came to Beaufort and claimed the 2 points.
The game began swiftly and by the end of the first quarter Beaufort just held the lead, 3 points to 2. Beaufort opened the scoring after just 90 seconds when Jonathan Kissane kicked a point following some lovely work of the ball from midfield to the forwards. Less that 4 minutes later Nathan Breen fisted Beauforts 2nd point over the bar. Adrian Spillane kicked Templenoe’s first point of the evening in the 6th minute. And Beaufort’s final score of the opening quarter, and the first half, came from the boot of Ronan Ferris in the 11th minute following some great defending by Beaufort who then worked the ball through to the full forward line. Adrian Spillane added point number 2 for Templenoe in the 14th minute to end the first quarter.
And this was where Templenoe’s purple patch began. The next 3 points all came from Templenoe where they dominated possession and the 2nd quarter of the match. Killian Spillane (16th & 25th minutes) and Stephen O’ Sullivan (19th minute) were their scorers and they sent Templenoe into the dressing rooms 2 points in front at half time.
Half Time: Beaufort 0-3 Templenoe 0-5
The opening score of the second half came for Beaufort in the 34th minute when Nathan Breen again found himself underneath a high ball which he dutifully fisted over the bar. However 13 minutes would elapsed before Beaufort would score again. Killian Spillane got the next 3 points for Templenoe, all in quick succession, in the 37th,38th (25m free) & 39th minutes which now saw Temmplenoe leading by 4. A nice run through by Gavin Crowley from midfield in the 41st minute saw him notch up point number 9 for Templenoe. Pat Spillane finished off the 3rd quarter scores with another point from play for Templenoe.
But just as Templenoe had their purple patch in the 2nd quarter of the match, Beaufort were about to have their’s in the final quarter and Templenoe would not score again until the 56th minute. Beaufort’s scoring spree began with a point from a 15m free for Fergal Hallissey in the 47th minute. A minute later Jeremiah O’ Sullivan buried the ball in the back of the Templenoe net after a great pass from Nathan Breen. Ian McGillycuddy took his scoring opportunity in the 50th minute to add another point for Beaufort and Nathan Breen again found himself under another high ball in front of the Templenoe goal which he fisted over the bar to level the score with 15 minutes to go.
Unfortunately for Beaufort the next 3 scores would all come from Templenoe and Beaufort could only notch up one more point in the 63rd minute thanks to James O’ Reilly. Killian Spillane had his 6th point of the evening for Templenoe in the 56th minute and 2 points from Brian Crowley in the 58th and 62nd (free) minutes sealed the match for Templenoe.
Full Time: Beaufort 1-08 Templenoe 0-13
Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael J O’ Connor,Gerard Hartnett,Cormac O’Connor,James O’ Reilly (0-1),Sean Kelliher,Jonathan Kissane (0-1), Nathan Breen(C)(0-3),Fergal Hallissey (0-1),Jeremiah O’ Sullivan (1-0),Padraig Doona, Padraig O’ Sullivan,Daragh Coffey,Ronan Ferris (0-1),Ian McGillycuddy (0-1).
Subs: Micheal O’ Sullivan for Padraig O’ Sullivan, Ronan Murphy for Daragh Coffey, Padraig Hartnett for Jeremiah O’ Sullivan.
Templenoe Team: Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey,Kieran O’Neill,Joseph Sheehan,
Danny Cahalane, Gavin Crowley (0-1), Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan,
Pat Clifford, Killian Spillane (0-6), Adrian Spillane (0-2), Stephen O’Sullivan (0-1), Brian Crowley(C)(0-2), Pat Spillane (0-1)
Subs: Josh Crowley Holland for Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey for Stephen O’ Sullivan, Stephen O’ Sullivan for Brian Crowley.